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Indian Premier League 2022 - Lucknow Super Giants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore - 31st Match Prediction

The race for IPL 2022 qualification is heating up, with only two points separating the top seven teams in the points table.

Both the Lucknow Super Giants and the Royal Challengers Bangalore are currently in the top three of the points table, and the winner of this match will take the lead in the race. LSG won their previous match against MI by 18 runs to record their fourth win, and they will look to build momentum with a win in this match. Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Delhi Capitals by a massive 16-run margin in their previous match and will be looking to continue their winning streak in this one as well.

Only two days ago, the Lucknow Super Giants and Royal Challengers Bangalore became the second and third teams in the standings to reach eight points. And their journeys in this IPL have been similar as well. Both began with a loss, followed by a hat-trick of victories, and then lost the next game. Now, as they prepare for the match at the DY Patil Stadium, both teams are confident of another victory as they battle to end the symmetry that has existed between them thus far.

The 31st match between Lucknow Super Giants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore will take place on April 19th, 2022 at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai.

Match Details to Note

Match: Lucknow Super Giants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 31st Match, Indian Premier League 2022

Date: April 19, 2022 (Tuesday)

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Venue: Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai

Lucknow Super Giants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Team Previews

Lucknow Super Giants (Match Odds – 2.00)

LSG scored a massive 199 runs, with skipper KL Rahul scoring his team’s first century. Quinton de Kock (24 runs) and Manish Pandey (38 runs) batted well and shared 50+ runs in the middle. Marcus Stoinis and Deepak Hooda finished the match on a high note with a couple of big hits.

Avesh Khan was the standout performer on the night, recording figures of 4-0-30-3 and taking crucial wickets of Rohit Sharma and Brevis in the power play. Jason Holder, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi, and Marcus Stoinis each took a wicket and held their nerve in crucial moments to help the team win comfortably.

Lucknow Super Giants Squad

KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Manan Vohra, Krunal Pandya, Ankit Rajpoot, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ravi Bishnoi, Dushmantha Chameera, Avesh Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Evin Lewis, Mohsin Khan, Ayush Badoni, Karan Sharma, Mayank Yadav

Predicted XI: KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Jason Holder, Dushmantha Chameera, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi

Royal Challengers Bangalore (Match Odds – 1.80)

Glenn Maxwell went all guns blazing against the opposition, scoring 55 runs in 34 balls at 13/2. They lost five wickets in the first 12 overs before Dinesh Karthik (66 runs) and Shahbaz Ahmed (32 runs) rebuilt and then accelerated to finish with a score of 189/5 in 20 overs thanks to their unbeaten 97-run partnership. Virat Kohli, Faf Du Plessis, and Anuj Rawat must step up to help their team score big.

The RCB pace duo of Josh Hazelwood and Mohammed Siraj came to play, taking 5 wickets between them to help the team win by 16 runs. Wanidu Hasaranga and Harsal Patel bowled crucial overs, which helped to keep the run rate under control. Glenn Maxwell and Shahbaz Ahmed bowled the overs allotted to the fifth bowler.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad

Faf du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sherfane Rutherford, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, David Willey, Harshal Patel, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj, Siddarth Kaul, Karn Sharma, Chama V Milind, Mahipal Lomror, Finn Allen, Suyash Prabhudessai, Luvnith Sisodia, Aneeshwar Gautam

Predicted XI: Faf du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Suyash Prabhudessai, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj

Lucknow Super Giants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Toss Prediction

Captains have chosen to bowl first in all 25+ matches played thus far, and we anticipate that trend to continue in this match as well.

To Win the Toss – Lucknow Super Giants – 1.85

To Win the Toss – Royal Challengers Bangalore – 1.85

Pitch and Weather Conditions

In this match, DY Patil Stadium is a lively pitch with good pace, carry, and bounce, and batters will enjoy the ball coming onto the bat. In this match, we anticipate an average score of 170-180 runs.

On the day of the match, Mumbai will have bright and sunny weather with weather interruptions. We anticipate that dew will have an impact on the match’s second innings.

Lucknow Super Giants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Match Prediction

LSG has a strong batting lineup with batters capable of scoring runs consistently all the way up to No. 8 in their starting XI. RCB, too, has a strong batting line-up with good depth, but a lack of runs from their top three has been an issue in their last two matches. Except for their fifth bowler, RCB has quality pace and spin bowlers with extensive international experience. LSG has a variety of spin and pace bowling options and will be the stronger team on paper, but we expect RCB to win this match due to their experience and strong top-order batting.

Royal Challengers Bangalore is the favourite to beat Lucknow Super Giants at the odds of 1.80.

  • So far, both RCB and LSG have 8 points from 6 matches.
  • RCB has a 1-2 win-loss record at this venue, while LSG has won both of their previous matches here.
  • KL Rahul (228 runs- LSG) and Quinton De Kock (218 runs- LSG) are currently among the top three highest run scorers in the tournament.

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